As we worked on our third episode, the news broke about the shooting in Atlanta that left eight people dead, including six women of Asian descent. This tragic event comes after more than a year of rising violence against members of Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander communities. In this special episode, we talk to Josephine Park, Professor and Undergraduate Chair of English and Director of the Asian American Studies Program, about the shooting, the history of anti-Asian racism in U.S. politics and culture, and the formation of the Asian American identity as an explicitly political act.
Produced by Lauren Rebecca Thacker
Narrated by Alex Schein
Edited by Alex Schein
Interview by Lauren Rebecca Thacker
Theme music by Nicholas Escobar, C'18
Additional music by Blue Dot Sessions
Illustration by Adriana Bellet
Logo by Drew Nealis
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